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Ke Aupuni Update

February 07, 2016
Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom. Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono.

From Leon Siu

Aloha kakou,

What an amazing time! In recent weeks there have been remarkable advances in the movement Free Hawaii. The momentum continues to build every day. Imua!

Court Rulings 

Last December there were two supreme court rulings (one federal and one state) that profoundly impacted two issues relating to our Hawaiian nation. First, the US Supreme Court issued an injunction freezing the Nai Aupuni election process. Second, the State Supreme Court ruled the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Mauna Kea did not follow the proper permitting procedures and ordered TMT to start over. Both actions by the supreme courts were huge wins for the Hawaiian nation and our people.

In January there were two follow-up rulings in those cases. One, the US court did not stop the Naʻi Aupuni ʻAha from convening, so on February 1 the ʻaha started (see story below)… Second, a state court found Kahoʻokahi Kanuha was not guilty of obstructing the construction of the TMT on Mauna Kea. Maikaʻi loa.

New York and DC 

I just returned Thursday night from my trip to New York and Washington, DC. It was a very productive trip, but it’s good to be back.

In New York I participated in two conferences at the UN with religious leaders from around the world engaged in pursuing peace and reconciliation. I also had some very productive meetings with key UN leaders regarding the Hawaii situation. Not only is awareness growing, but we are receiving invaluable guidance on how to navigate the waters of the international community. “Navigation” is an appropriate term and metaphor as the UN and the city of New York are preparing for the arrival of Hōkūleʻa early this Summer carrying its message of Mālama Honua.

Last weekend in Washington, D.C. I attended a symposium, the opening event for an exhibition called,  “E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation” at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. It is an excellent presentation. Mahalo nui to kanaka maoli, Douglas Herman who spearheaded the project. The symposium featured speakers Williamson Chang, Jon Osorio, Clyde Namuo and Mahealani Wendt. All gave very good presentations. Both the exhibit and the symposium demonstrate that an honest presentation of the facts make a compelling case for the continuity of Hawaii’s sovereignty. The exhibit is in a very prominent place and will run for a year. It should serve as an excellent public platform of advocacy for a Free Hawaii.

Naʻi  Aupuni Aha

The U.S. is having a harder and harder time skirting the fact that the Hawaiian Kingdom still exists. The extreme machinations that they had to go through (fabricating a false voter roll, setting up two “private” laundering non-profits to avoid (US) constitutional prohibitions, circumventing a direct US Supreme Court injunction, ignoring the voice of the people, etc.) to convene the Naʻi Aupuni ʻAha, shows the utter desperation of those trying to create legitimacy for a tribal nation for “US federal recognition.” The aha will either end in shambles or (we hope) Hawaiian-patriot participants will turn it into a platform for independence.

Here’s what I recommend to the independence participants… 

Don’t spend any time wrangling over constitutions, forms of governance, etc. Instead, focus first on dealing with the glaring, fundamental issue — ending the United States’ unlawful occupation (or whatever you want to call it) of the Hawaiian Islands.

I firmly believe the ʻaha convening on Feb. 1, 2016 should, above all, accomplish these two outcomes…

  1. Declare the Hawaiian Kingdom is an independent nation in continuity
  2. Offer the US a Treaty of Peace and Reconciliation

The first, declaring the independent nation in continuity, establishes the status, baseline and lawful standing for our nation.

The second, offering a peace treaty, immediately elevates the matter to the plane of engaging in international talks and treaty negotiations between two sovereign states.

Unless these two critical outcomes are adopted, contending over constitutions and forms of government would be a monumental waste of time and effort… and resources.

The Real Nation-building

Declaration Reaffirming Independence

Unlike the Na’i Aupuni circus, ʻ Aha Aloha ʻĀina is cutting right to the chase with a Declaration Reaffirming Independence. Go to  http://ahaalohaaina.com/the-declaration/ and sign up on this important foundational document.

ʻAha Aloha ʻĀina – The Real ʻAha

Want to participate in a real nation building effort? Make plans to attend the ʻ Aha Aloha ʻĀina  on February 25 at Windward Community College. (see attached flyer) This is the ʻaha whose purpose is to pull the people of Hawaii together as a nation to reinstate independence. It already has broad support from many prominent independence leaders and organizations.

List of Hawaiian Independence Supporters

The Coalition of Hawaiian Nationals is about to announce an initiative to compile a list of all those, near and far, who support an independent Hawaii… and to compile a list of Hawaiian Nationals.

If you would like to help with this project, please let us know at: info@HawaiianNational.com  Weʻll make sure to let you know when this project is launched.

Broadening the Dialog

The dialog about Hawaiian independence has been rapidly spreading to a wider audience.

The amount of exposure over the internet through programs like Free Hawaii TV, the many ʻOlelo programs, social media discussions, controversies like Naʻi Aupuni and especially the phenomena of the Mauna Kea kuʻe action going viral…are all contributing exponentially to growing the awareness of our movement to Free Hawaii.

Over the past year, American conservative think-tank Grassroot Institute hosted several TV programs discussing fed-wreck, Kanaʻiolowalu, Naʻi Aupuni, during which it was implied that the Hawaiian Kingdom and Hawaiian nationals still exist.

There were many stories in the international press in 2015 regarding the occupation of Hawaii by the United States. Stories ran in China, Russia, Hungary, France, Germany, Switzerland and the US. And who knows what other countries repeated what they picked up from the major press services like Associated Press, Russia Today, Reuters and Al Jazeera. Many of those stories were keyed to a question raised by Pakistan at a UN session in May 2015 regarding the United Statesʻ political relationship with Hawaii.

A recent symposium organized by the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center brought together over 30 top leaders of the faith community to hear about “Hawaiian Issues.” The speakers included Hawaiian activists: Kaleikoa Kaʻeo, Kahele Dukelow, Lanakila Mangauil, Kahʻokahi Kanuha and myself. What we had to say appeared to be very enlightening to the attendees and was very well received. As a result, talks are underway on how the churches, etc. can become more actively engaged in supporting justice and reconciliation regarding the Hawaiian nation.

Aloha ʻĀina

Mālama Pono,

Leon Siu, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Hawaiian Kingdom

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Half-Way Point to Hawaii Festival

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Gérard Koch, President for Sugar Cane Culture Club and Team Leader for HANA HOU Hawaii Festival in Switzerland, works tirelessly with promotion.For a Swiss individual, Gérard managed to write to his every contact on his Facebook account. Prior to composed personalized messages to his Facebook contacts, he engaged with his contacts’ Facebook timeline posts for several months. While “farming” his Facebook account, Gérard also work his way through his personal email contacts. Gérard revisited contacts whom he met while promoting the Hawaii Festival in 2014. Progress is moving forward to promote the Hawaii Festival.

The good news: Four individuals came forward in response to Gérard’s ourtreach: Brigette Röösli, who shares Sugar Cane Culture Club’s posts endlessly; Beat Hirt, who, while on vacation, responded positively; and Roger Koch, a Zurich HVAC business owner and brother to Gérard, shared the Hawaii Festival with his contacts. The fourth individual manages movie theaters, who will show the crowdfunding announcement. Please let us know your thoughts about the graphics, when you see it up on the movie screen. Catering to the Swiss audience can be challenging. We hope our efforts do not disappoint. Mahalo to these four individuals for their efforts and consideration!

This is the half-way point where more rewards are posted on our crowdfunding campaign. We have many unclaimed rewards to Appeal to both straight Music Lovers with our CHF 10.- download of the HANA HOU Hawaii Festival Music Concert, as well as those who would like the opportunity to stay on Oahu at a private oceanfront property or enjoy a lomilomi massage package here in Switzerland.

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When you don’t have many Options available, what do you seek for the ultimate distraction? Gérard’s diligently promotes the Hawaii Festival as healthy distraction for the Swiss citizenry. Hawaiian culture is the “downtime” every Swiss worker needs to decompress and reset their frame of mind. If you support the Hawaii Festival campaign, then you won’t be disappointed about experiencing a little bit of the Hawaiian Islands.

Recently, Our Hawaiian Headlines Daily has been pulling up a lot of negative News. It is difficult not to feel overwhelmed and defeated, considering all the bad news that is shared on social media platforms. I tried to reset the “Topic” to include more positive News, but the only way to ensure some Level of positivity: I comb through each publication and select the articles best suited for the readership of Our Hawaiian Headlines Daily. I hope you enjoy the results.

From the bottom of our hearts, the Sugar Cane Culture Club hopes for a successful end to our crowdfunding campaign. Success would mean Gérard invested two years of his time to bring some Hawaiian sunshine to Switzerland. This would be the icing on the cake to the 152nd Anniversary of the Friendship Treaty signed between the Hawaiian Kingdom and Switzerland.

 

Ke Kai O Kahiki performs "Kauo Pu Ka 'Iwa Kala Pahe'e" at 50th Anniversary of Merrie Monarch Festival 2013.

Ke Kai O Kahiki

Sugar Cane Culture Club is honored to be collaborating with Ke Kai O Kahiki (The Seas Of The Ancestral Lands). Ke Kai O Kahiki is a mens’ Hula Halau (Dance group) based in Waianae, Oahu of the Hawaiian Islands. In the past and under the direction of Kumu Hula (Source of Dance) O’Brian Eselu, Ke Kai O Kahiki demonstrated a strong Performance record in the Merrie Monarch Festival, also known as the Olympics for Hula. Ke Kai O Kahiki placed first for the kane Division five times and also first for the Overall Festival four times in the past 15 years of Performance.

In this 2009 Video, the Halau performs to the mele (chant): Tu ‘Oe; the ka’i (opening step): Paka Mai Ana Ka La Ma Puna; and the Ho’i (closing step): Ho’i E, Ho’i La, Ho’i I Kalani E. Some of the top comments include, 907valleygirl’s “Real men Dance Hula!!!,” and aggie leaupepe’s “Ke Kai O Kahiki are the best… O’Brian is truly gifted, and it’s awesome they won this!”

Unexpectedly Kumu O’Brian passed away in 2012. Now under the direction of a former front line dancer, Kumu La’akea Perry. The kane of the halau, as mentioned in 2015 Hawaii News Now interview, say their former Hula brother and now Kumu keeps O’Brian’s legacy thiving and alive.

As recently as 2014, Ke Kai O Kahiki performed for the Aloha Concert at Carnegie Hall. U’ilani Japan Inc./U’ilani Productions, Inc. presented this Concert. This Performance took place on Thursday 29. May 2014, 20:00 on Ronald O. Perelman Stage in Isaac Stern Auditorium.

In the Video below, Kumu La’akea is interviewed at Lanikuhonua, the Leeward Oahu property where the halau practices.

‘Ai ha’a (deep bent knee) is the style of Dance the halau performs. This is seen in the Video below where the pa’u (wrapped skirt made of raffia) hovers above the stage. This hula style is punishing and requires intensive Training, which includes climbing coconut trees. Makepa, photographed in Feature Image (and link to hula performance of Kauo Pu Ka ‘Iwa Kala Pahe’e), mentioned that “In times when you’re dying and your legs are about to fall apart and you’re on fire–you go to give that extra bit of more effort to stay with it and pull through. Not only for you, you’re doing it for your Brothers, too.”

Here’s a recent Facebook comment posted by Heather to Ke Kai O Kahiki on 15. January 2016: I so wish I could tavel to Wai’anea to see and meet you all in person. I first saw y’all perform Tu’ Oe on the video where the dancers wore yellow. From then on I was hooked on your dance group. The gentleman in the loin cloth and the one that was to his right in the video, and the one that was behind him who took the lead. Those three got my hot Italian blood goin’. Damn! Y’all are awesome and very sexy! Please keep goin’ on your craft and don’t stop with the Videos; it may be the only way I get to see you. Thank you so much for the entertainment.

Reply by Ke Kai O Kahiki: Thanks for supporting our group. The appreciation of our hula performances is accepted with much gratitude. We will post much more videos in the future. Mahalo!

Reply by Heather: Does La’akea Perry still dance with the group?

Reply by Ke Kai O Kahiki: This is Laakea. I have taken over the group as of April 2012 when our founder passed away.

Reply by Heather: A few weeks ago was when I saw my first video of the your group doin’ the Tu’ Oe (the one i mentioned above). You were the one that stood out the most to me. I started searching for more videos to watch and started researching hula and its orgins. I also noticed that in more videos recently you where chanting instead of O’Brian Eselu. It wasn’t until 3 nights ago that I saw that he has passed. Watching the videos of the news report of his passing I found myself getting teary eyed for you all. He was a true innovator of your style of male hula. Watching you Dance, I felt that you are a strong dancer; Ke Kai O Kahiki could not have been or could be in better hands. Ok, honest Moment, I do have a little crush on you. Lol. I do hope that I can see more new video of you dancing and if not I’ll have my ear tuned to your wonderful chant. You’re outstanding; keep it up. Btw, I’ve be come a true fan of Ke Kai O Kahiki.

Reply by Ke Kai O Kahiki: Thank you for your kind words. I do my best to serve the group in any way that is needed. Right now, I must put aside my dancing and lead as Kumu. Before O’Brian passed away ,he said that I have a lot more years of dancing left in me and that my dancing will be done in a different capacity….in a different setting. For now, I will continue to fill his big shoes as best as I can. Mahalo for your support.

Reply by Heather: The more I watch, it really makes me wish and want to travel to Wai’anae to come see y’all in person.

The above Video is from the Red Bull BV One World Dance Competition. Ke Kai O Kahiki closed the Show with Ke Ahi Alapa Kukula Ula I Ka Lani, breaking barriers and sharing Hula in a new light…

Currently, Ke Kai O Kahiki is fundraising for the 2016 Merrie Monarch Festival. Their fundraisers include succulent food, heart-pounding entertainment, a delicious bake sale and raffle. These are their upcoming events:

Fundraiser-Merrie Monarch 2016: 5. March 2016, 11am-2pm at Paradise Cove, Luau Gardens, O’ahu

Merrie Monarch Festival: 1.-2. April 2016 at Hilo, Hawai’i

9th Annual Grow Hawaii Festival: 23 April 2016 at Bishop Museum, O’ahu

For more Information, please email: info@kekaiokahiki.com; or call: (808)722-0943 (HST).

We continue to develop rewards, so check back to bring the HANA HOU Hawaii Festival to Zurich, Switzerland AND also Support this Hula halau as they prepare to the Olympics of Hula at the 2016 Merrie Monarch Festival.

 

HANA HOU Hawaii Festival Crowdfunding Rewards

Crowdfunding Rewards

Thank you for visiting our HANA HOU Hawaii Festival Crowdfunding Rewards’ post. About our “Prio“, we have a 30-day campaign. The following confirmed rewards will be posted in two parts: 1st-15 days (rewards marked #1 will be posted during first half of campaign) and 2nd-half (rewards marked #2 will be posted during last half of campaign). Our Team continues to develop the remaining rewards to offer our supporters–These Special rewards will be offered during the last week, including from our latest collaborator Ke Kai O Kahiki.

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5.- Mahalo Email

Das Mahalo-Email kommt mit 5 bezaubernden Hawaii Fotos und einem grossen DANKE SCHÖN zu dir.

Mahalo Email

Receive email with Mahalo and five digital Hawaiian images.

Mahalo Email

L’esprit aloha arrive par email avec Mahalo Nui et cinq images numériques Hawaïenne.

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10.- Download Code

Möchtest du das fantastische Konzert nochmals bei dir zu Hause hören? So lade das ganze Live HANA-HOU-Konzert auf deine Festplatte. Du erhältst ein Download-Code nach dem Konzert mit einem Mahalo Dankeschön.

Download Code

Enjoy entire HANA HOU Hawaii Festival Concert downloaded to your hard drive. Receive download code after concert. Plus Mahalo email and one large-sized digital Hawaiian image.

code de téléchargement

Profitez de l’ensemble des téléchargements du Concert Live d’HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï sur votre disque dur. Vous recevez un code de téléchargement après le concert. Plus un email Mahalo.

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45.- Delux-CD

Deine Delux-CD des Live-Konzerts mit diversen Festival-Fotos des Anlasses & Autogramme warten mit einem Mahalo Dankeschön auf dich.

Delux CD

Receive Delux CD of Live HANA HOU Hawaii Festival Concert with festival photos and musicians’ autographs. Plus Mahalo email and large sized digital Hawaiian image.

Delux-CD

Recevez le CD Deluxe de Concert Live HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï avec des photos dédicacées du festival. Plus un email Mahalo nui.

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50.- Personal Link

Mit deiner Unterstützung bekommst du mit einem Mahalo Dankeschön eine Palme mit dein Namen und deinem Weblink auf unsere spezielle Mahalo / Dankeschön Webseite im Pazifik.wordpress.com.

Personal Link

Your name and link to website added to our website’s Mahalo page. Plus Mahalo email and large sized digital Hawaiian image.

Lien personnelle

Votre nom et lien vers votre site ajouté à la page de nos commanditaires sur notre site. Plus un email Mahalo et une image numérique Hawaïenne de taille grande.

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70.- Hole dein Ticketpaket

Du kannst jetzt schon dein vergünstigtes Festival-Ticket im Wert von CHF 55.- inkl. Delux CD im Wert von CHF 45.- kaufen. Warum noch warten?

Ticket Package

Receive HANA HOU Hawaii Festival ticket, plus Delux CD of Live HANA HOU Hawaii Festival Concert with festival photos and autographs. Plus Mahalo email and large sized digital Hawaiian image.

Obtenez votre paquet de billets

Pré-commandez des billets de HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï (1 billet d’une valeur de CHF 55.-), en plus vous recevez le CD Deluxe du Concert Live d’HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï (valeur de CHF 45.-) avec des photos dédicacées du festival.

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80.- Personal Name & Logo

Durch deinen Beitrag erwirbst du dir nicht nur einen Stern mit deinem Name und Logo auf unsere spezielle Fame of Mahalo / Dankeschön Webseite im Pazifik.wordpress.co, sondern auch noch die Konzert CD dazu.

Personal Name & Logo

Your name and logo added with our website’s Mahalo Page. Plus Delux CD with Mahalo email.

Nom Personnel & Logo

Votre nom et le logo, vous pouvez laisser compter sur notre spéciale Mahalo / merci site dans Pazifik.wordpress.com. Ensuite, vous obtenez un CD avec l’esprit aloha.

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100.- Hawaiianisches Dokumentarfilm Paket

Du kannst ein Hawaii-Dokumentar-Film auf unserer Webseite Pazifik.wordpress.ch aussuchen, der portofrei zu dir geliefert wird. (evtl. anfallende Tax ist nicht inbegriffen; DVD-Code: US)

Hawaii Documentary Package

Select one documentary with US DVD-code. Click for available selection. Plus Delux CD of the Live HANA HOU Hawaii Festival Concert with festival photos and musicians’ autographs. Plus receive Mahalo email and large sized digital Hawaiian image.

Hawaï Documentaire Package

Soutenez un documentariste basé sur l’Île d’Hawaï en sélectionnant un DVD de la région des États-Unis. Ce sont des productions Hawaïennes culturellement sensibles et uniques. Consultez notre site Web pour les productions disponibles.

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130.- Hawaii Fotobuch Festival Package

Lass dich von den farbenprächtigen Bildern im HANA HOU Festival Buch mit Hintergrundtexten verzaubern. Mit diesem Buch siehst du, was hinter der Bühne und um das Festival alles geschehen ist. Eine dokumentarische Bildzusammenfassung des Festivals. Dazu ein Downloadcode für das Konzert.

(Outside of CH: posting is not included)

Hawaii Festival Book Package

Be enchanted by HANA HOU Hawaii Festival documentary pictorial book with background texts. Plus download. (Outside of CH: Posting is not included)

Hawaii Forfait Festival du livre

Laissez-vous envoûter par les images colorées dans HANA HOU enchantement livre du festival avec des textes de fond. Avec ce livre, vous voyez ce qui est arrivé dans les coulisses et au tout du festival. Un résumé de l’image documentaire du festival. Pour cela, un code de téléchargement pour le concert.
(À l’extérieur du CH: affichage ne sont pas inclus)

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150.- Kane (Mann) Package

Für den Mann: Das darfst du dir nicht entgehen lassen. Vom berühmten hawaiianischen Starfotograf Kim Taylor Reece erhältst du von ihm unterschrieben ein Poster von Hula-Dancer Wahine (Frau) mit der Delux-CD vom HANA HOU Festival Konzert. Ein Ticket darf dazu nicht fehlen.

Kane (Man) Package

Kim Taylor Reece signed poster of Kane Kahiko Hula image. Plus preorder HANA HOU Hawaii Festival one (1) ticket. Plus receive Delux CD. Plus Mahalo email and large sized digital Hawaiian image. Click for details.

Kane (Homme) Forfait

Kane (Homme) Package: Kim Taylor Reece est un artiste photographe qui propose une affiche signée d’une image Kane Kahiko Hula. De plus pré-commandez un (1) billet d’HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï. En plus vous recevez le CD Deluxe Live HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï Concert.

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150.- Wahine (Frau) Package

Für die Frau: Das darfst du dir nicht entgehen lassen. Vom berühmten hawaiianischen Startfotograf Kim Taylor Reece erhältst du von ihm unterschrieben ein Poster von Hula-Dancer Kane (Mann) mit der Delux-CD vom HANA HOU Festival Konzert. Ein Ticket darf dazu nicht fehlen.

Wahine (Woman) Package

Kim Taylor Reece signed poster of Wahine Kahiko Hula image. Plus preorder HANA HOU Hawaii Festival one (1) ticket. Plus receive Delux CD. Plus Mahalo email and large sized digital Hawaiian image. Click for details.

Wahine (Femme) Forfait

Wahine (Femme) Package: Kim Taylor Reece est un artiste photographe qui propose une affiche signée d’une image Wahine Kahiko Hula. De plus pré-commandez un (1) billet (ticket d’une valeur de CHF 55.-) HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï. En plus vous recevez le CD Deluxe Live HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï Concert avec des photos dédicacées du festival (valeur CHF 45.-). Plus un email Mahalo et une image numérique Hawaïenne de taille grande.

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180.- Hawaii Festival Fotobuch Package mit Ticket

Ein Fotobuch der Farben und Unterhaltung. Mit Text, Bildern und Musik kannst du das Festival und mit der dazu gehörigen Delux-CD , immer wieder nach deinem Wunsch durchleben. Natürlich gehört hier ein Ticket dazu.

Hawaii Festival Photobook Package with Ticket

Receive HANA HOU Hawaii Festival documentary book. Plus Delux CD, Mahalo email, and one ticket. (Postage not included.)

Hawaï Photo Festival livre Forfait avec billet

Laissez-vous envoûter par la photographie colorée des îles Hawaïennes et l’HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï en Suisse avec le texte de fond. Avec ce livre documentaire, découvrez les coulisses du festival. De plus pré-commandez un (1) billet (d’une valeur de CHF 55) d’HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï. En plus vous recevez le CD Deluxe Live HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï Concert avec des photos dédicacées. Plus un email Mahalo et une image numérique Hawaïenne de taille grande.

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200.- Business Link & Logo

Dein Name oder Firmenname mit Logo und deinen Weblink zu deiner Webseite kannst du auf unsere Fame of Sponsoren-Webseite Pazifig.wordpress.com schalten. Dazu erhältst du die Delux-CD vom HANA HOU Festival Mit einem Mahalo E-Mail.

Business Link & Logo

Add your business name, logo and link to Mahalo Page. Plus Delux CD and Mahalo email.

Liaison Entreprise & Logo

Nom de votre entreprise, le logo et lien vers votre site Web affichés sur la page de nos sponsors. En plus vous recevez le CD Deluxe du Concert Live d’HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï avec des photos dédicacées du festival. Plus un email Mahalo et une image numérique Hawaïenne de taille grande.

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280.- Kahiko Hula Buch Paket

Das besondere Kim Taylor Reece Buch, worin hübsche Hulas-Girls und Boys in traditioneller Hawaiian-Tracht in natürlicher Umgebung abgelichtet wurden. Zum Geniessen gehört noch ein Ticket mit der Delux-CD dazu. Wir sagen mit einem Email Mahalo nui Danke schön.

Kahiko Hula Book Package

Kim Taylor Reece autographed hardcover book of beautiful traditional hula photographs. Plus ticket, Delux CD and Mahalo email.

Kahiko Hula livre Fortrait

Package Kim Taylor Reece comprend une photographie Kahiko Hula, en tenue de danse traditionnelle et se situe dans les milieux naturels. De plus pré-commandez un (1) billet (d’une valeur de CHF 55.-) HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï. En plus vous recevez le CD Deluxe Live HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï Concert avec des photos dédicacées du festival (valeur CHF 45.-). Plus un email Mahalo nui et une image numérique Hawaïenne de taille grande.

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350.- Hula-Workshop

Du lernst deinen Körper sanft zu bewegen wie die Hula-Girls und Boys aus Hawaii. Mit der schweizer Hula Hulau Tanzgruppe von Noelle Delaquis „Aloha-Spirit“ in Meilen lernst du den Hula-Tanz. Wir laden dich zum Festival ein.

Introductory Hula Workshop

Learn hula basics in Meilen with Aloha Spirit Halau. Plus ticket, Delux CD and Mahalo email. Click to learn more about Aloha Spirit’s hula halau.

Atelier d’introduction Hula

Apprendre les rudiments de base du hula avec Aloha Spirit Hula Halau. Cet atelier avec Kumu Hula Noelle Delaquis. De plus pré-commandez un (1) billet (d’une valeur de CHF 55.-) d’HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï. En plus vous recevez le CD Deluxe Live HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï Concert avec des photos dédicacées du festival (valeur CHF45.-). Plus un email Mahalo et une image numérique Hawaïenne de taille grande.

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380.- Geschäfts-Logo auf rotem Teppich

Bring dein Logo (elektronisch) / Banner mit und du kannst dich damit mit einer Überraschung auf dem roten Teppich ablichten lassen. Dein Name mit Foto wird auf unsere Socialmedia Kanäle veröffentlicht und es wird im Extra- Blog von deiner Firma berichtet. Damit du überhaupt zum roten Teppich kommen kannst, erhältst du 1 Ticket mit der Delux-CD. Dazu unser Mahalo nui E-Mail mit einem Hawaii Foto.

Business Logo Displayed on Red Carpet

Mount your business logo banner and/or electronic image for projection, to be photographed as the backdrop on the red carpet. Plus have a dedicated blog post of your business. Plus ticket, Mahalo email and Delux CD.

Logo d’affaires affiche sur rouge moquette

Apportez votre logo d’entreprise, bannière et / ou image électronique pour la projection, de se faire photographier comme toile de fond sur le tapis rouge. Plus un blog sur votre entreprise avec du contenu provenant de votre site Web avec des images et contenus fournis par vous, et partagée entre nos plates-formes de médias sociaux (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). De plus pré-commandez un (1) billet (d’une valeur de CHF 55.-) d’HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï. En plus vous recevez des autographes. Plus un email Mahalo et une image numérique Hawaïenne de taille grande. Le CD Deluxe Live du Concert HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï avec des photos dédicacées du festival (valeur CHF 45.-).

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400.- Backstage Festival Pass Paket

Du darfst in den Backstage-Bereich geführt zu den Künstlern kommen und dich frei auf dem Festival bewegen. Du wirst von uns herzlichst mit einem Getränk zum Festival eingeladen.

Backstage Festival Pass Package

Access to backstage of Festival Concert! Plus ticket, Festival Book, Delux CD and Mahalo email.

Backstage Pass Forfait Festival

Backstage passe au Concert HANA HOU Festival de Hawaï. De plus pré-commandez un (1) billet (d’une valeur de CHF 55.-) HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï. En plus vous recevez le Hanna Hou Festival livre de photos (CHF 120.-) et le CD Deluxe Live HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï Concert avec des photos dédicacées du festival (45.-). Plus un email Mahalo et une image numérique Hawaïenne de taille grande.

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500.- Gitarrenunterricht mit LT Smooth

Wolltest du schon immer einmal Gitarren spielen oder eine neue Musik-Richtung kennen lernen? Tipps von einem praktischen Lehrer erhalten? Hier hast du die Möglichkeit mit dem berühmten LT Smooth in einem Musik-Workshop in Zürich zu spielen. Als Erinnerung daran erhältst du deine spezielle CD mit einem Ticket.

Guitar Lesson with LT Smooth

Bring your guitar to learn with LT Smooth!

Plus receive one ticket, Delux CD and Mahalo email.

Leçon de guitare avec LT Smooth

Vous avez toujours voulu apprendre la guitare ou de faire une expérience de la musique avec un musicien établi. A HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï, le musicien LT Smooth offre un atelier en musicalité. Apportez votre guitare et préparez-vous à la jam. De plus pré-commandez un (1) billet (d’une valeur de CHF 55.-) HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï. En plus vous recevez le CD Deluxe Live HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï Concert avec des photos dédicacées du festival (CHF 45.-). Plus un email Mahalo et une image numérique Hawaïenne de taille grande.

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2000.- Onstage mit LT Smooth

Hier kannst du deinen Traum erfüllen und berühmt werden. Kannst du singen oder ein Musik-Instrument spielen? Hast du den Mut damit auf die Bühne zu gehen und mit dem mehrmaligen Musik-Award-Nominierte LT Smooth 1 Song vor dem Publikum zu spielen? Auf unserer Delux-CD, die du erhältst, bist du für immer zu hören sein. Traue dich! Wir laden dich mit einer Begleitperson zum Festival ein.

Onstage Performance with LT Smooth

Bring your guitar to perform onstage. Share te stage with LT Smooth! You will be listed on the HANA HOU Hawaii Festival program. Bring colleague for backstage access! Plus Delux CD.

Sur la performance de scène avec LT Smooth

Partager la scène et jam avec LT Smooth, soit session d’improvisation ou sélectionnez votre chanson préférée. Faites partie de l’Harmonie HANA HOU Festival d’Hawaï! Ayez votre performance immortalisée sur le CD Deluxe. Ne soyez pas timide! Nous vous encourageons avec une invitation! (2Tickets)

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2800.- Oceanfront Ferienhaus für vier Personen für vier Nächte in Hawaii.

Hast du Lust ins hawaiianische Paradies auf die Insel Oahu zu vereisen? Wir hätten für dich ein grosszügiges, traumhaftes Privathaus direkt an der Oceanfront für 4 Nächte und 4 Personen. Einmalige Gelegenheit, es lohnt sich! Für Termin oder Spezialwünsche, sind wir offen. Bitte kontaktiere uns. Dazu erhältst du 2 Eintrittskarten zum Festival.

(Nur Unterkunft)

Hawaii Oceanfront Vacation House for 4 for 4 Nights

Does the Hawaiian Islands beckon you? Enjoy a vacation stay in private, oceanfront house available on Oahu. Plus 2 tickets and Delux-CD. For 2 (2000.-), 3 (2400.-) or 4 (2800.-) people. Please contact us before buying this reward.

(Accommodations only)

Vacances en bord de mer Maison à Quatre pour quatre nuits de Hawaii

Est-ce que les îles hawaïennes vous invitent pour une visite? Nous offrons, une maison spacieuse et privée en bord de mer pour quatre personnes avec un séjour de 4 nuits. Cette occasion unique dans le cadre relaxant en vaut la peine! Plus deux (2) billets HANA HOU Festival de Hawaii avec votre choix du Concert-téléchargement ou l’Delux-CD du livre HANA HOU et le Festival.

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1000.- San Francisco Studio für Zwei für sechs Nächte

Stehe für 6 Nächte in einem Studio mit Doppelbett im sonnigen Süden Mission District von San Francisco. Hier findest du nur in wenige Gehminuten von Bernal Heights, auf dem Hügel den Bernal Park mit bester Aussicht auf die Innenstadt und East Bay Aussicht. Dazu laden wir dich und eine Begleitperson an unser Festival ein.

(Nur Unterkunft)

San Francisco Studio for 2 for 6 Nights.

Stay at sunny studio unit with double bed. Plus 2 tickets and Delux-CD. Three (600.-) or 6 (1000.-) nights. Please contact us before buying this reward. (Accommodations only)

Studio de San Francisco pour Deux pour six nuits

Séjournez 6 nuits dans un studio avec lit double dans le sud ensoleillé de Mission District de San Francisco. Ici, vous serez à distance de marche de Bernal Heights, un parc colline avec une grande ville et vue sur la baie de l’Est. Vous obtiendrez deux (2) billets et avec votre choix Concert-téléchargement ou la Deluxe CD du Festival HOU HANA et le livre de photos de HANA HOU Festival.

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1800.- San Fransisco Wohnung für Vier für sechs Nächte

Stehe für 6 Nächte mit deinen 3 Freunden (Tot. 4 Pers.) in einer Wohnung im sonnigen Süden Mission District von San Francisco. Hier findest du nur in wenige Gehminuten von Bernal Heights, auf dem Hügel den Bernal Park mit bester Aussicht auf die Innenstadt und East Bay Aussicht.

Dazu bist du herzlichst mit einer Begleitperson an unser Festival eingeladen. (Nur Unterkunft)

San Francisco Flat for 4 for 6 Nights

Stay six nights in sunny San Francisco flat. Sleeps up to four people. Plus 2 tickets and Delux-CD. Three (1000.-) or 6 (1800.-) nights. Please contact us before buying this reward. (Accommodations only)

Appartement San Francisco pour Quatre pour six nuits

Séjour de 6 nuits avec 3 autres amis dans un appartement dans le sud ensoleillé de Mission District de San Francisco. Ici, vous serez à distance de marche de Bernal Heights, un parc colline avec une grande ville et vue sur la baie de l’Est. Vous obtiendrez deux (2) billets et avec yourchoice le téléchargement de concert ou le CD deluxe de l’HANA HOU Festival et le photobook HANA HOU.

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1900.- North Shore von Oahu Romantische Suite für sechs Nächte

Stehe für 6 Nächte in einem romantischen Suite (Tot. 2 Pers.) auf einer Farm im Hang an der North Shore, Oahu im sonnigen Hawaii. Nur 5 Minuten Autofahrt zum Surferparadis und zu Beachaktivitäten.

Dazu bist du herzlichst mit einer Begleitperson an unser Festival eingeladen. (Nur Unterkunft)

North Shore of Oahu Romantic Suite for 6 Nights

Six nights in romantic suite. Plus 2 tickets and Delux-CD. Three (1300.-) or 6 (1900.-) nights. Please contact us before buying this reward. (Accommodations only)

North Shore d’Oahu Romantic Suite pour six nuits

Séjour de 6 nuits dans un costume romantique (Tot. 2 Animaux.) Sur une ferme située sur la North Shore, Oahu. Cinq minutes de route des activités de surf et de la plage. Vous obtiendrez deux (2) billets et avec votre choix Concert-téléchargement ou la Deluxe-CD de l’HANA HOU Festival et le livre photo HANA HOU.

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2600.- North Shore Family Suite für Vier für sechs Nächte

Stehe für 6 Nächte in einer Wohnung (Tot. 4 Pers.) auf einer Farm im Hang an der North Shore, Oahu im sonnigen Hawaii. Nur 5 Minuten Autofahrt zum Surferparadis und zu Beachaktivitäten.

Dazu bist du herzlichst mit einer Begleitperson an unser Festival eingeladen. (Nur Unterkunft)

North Shore of Oahu Family Suite for Six Nights

Six nights in family suite on Oahu. Plus 2 tickets and Delux-CD. Three (1300.-) or 6 (2600.-) nights. Please contact us before buying this reward. (Accommodations only)

Northshore, Suite Familiale pour Quatre pour six nuits

 

Séjour de 6 nuits dans une suite familiale (Tot.4 Pers.) Sur une ferme située sur la
North Shore, Oahu. Cinq minutes de route des activités de surf et de la plage. Vous obtiendrez deux (2) billets et avec votre choix Concert-téléchargement ou la Deluxe-CD de l’HANA HOU Festival et le livre photo HANA HOU.

(Hébergement seulement)

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Romantic Suite in Haleiwa

Haleiwa Romantic Suite for Green Living

Sugar Cane Culture Club offers a vacation stay at a working, organic farm located on the North Shore of Oahu, in Haleiwa. This vacation house offers a Family Suite and a Romantic Suite.

Romantic Suite The Romantic Suite accommodates two with a California King-size bed (213cm by 182cm) with private bathroom and private entry. Other amenities include WiFi, cable TV and secured parking. The owner has cats and other pets. This is a non-smoking property.

There are numerous activities to enjoy on Oahu. Some of the nearby interests includes the following by average driving time:

Organic greens grown from spring to fall.

Organic greens grown from spring to fall.

  • North Shore beaches & winter surf tournaments: 5-15 minutes
  • Grocery store: 5 minutes
  • Surf rentals: 5 minutes
  • Haleiwa town: 15-20 minutes
  • Sky diving at Mokuleia: 30 minutes
  • Restaurants: 15-30 minutes

Other activities are available during the year:

North Shore is the surfing capitol of the world and host a number of surfing events and contests, including Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing. For other surfing events, dates and locations, check the Aloha Surf Guide.

Winter-time surf seen from the property.

Winter-time surf seen from the property.

Haleiwa is also known for its art galleries and host the Haleiwa Arts Festival in July. The mission of the non-profit organization Haleiwa Arts Festival is to promote education and public awareness of arts and culture with an emphasis on participation for the betterment of the community.

The North Shore Chamber of Commerce offers a year-round events calendar of events, no matter what time or season you choose to visit. From cultural festivals to fireworks and farmer’s markets, swim series and triathlons, fishing tournaments and polo, it’s all right here.

Shared lanai is offered for outdoor dining.

Shared lanai offered for outdoor lounging.

Find an event that appeals to you and schedule your family vacation stay with this crowdfunding campaign! Save 20. August for the HANA HOU Hawaii Festival in Zurich, Switzerland!

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San Francisco Vacation

Sugar Cane Culture Club offers a studio (full-size bed) and a flat (accommodates four) in San Francisco, between Bernal Heights and the sunny southern part of the Mission District. San Francisco offers a variety of year-round festivals and events. The top ten attractions include: Golden Gate Park, de Young Museum (featuring Royal Hawaiian Featherwork), Academy of Sciences, Chinatown, Haight-Ashbury, North Beach, Cable Cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

Other attractions include annual festivals and street fairs: SF Tourism Tips with search filters to art, beer, crafts, film, food, music, parades, street fairs and wine; S.F. Heart for summer fairs and festivals; and SF Station with notables such as Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, San Francisco Carnaval, San Francisco Pride Celebration, Fillmore Jazz Festival, Castro Street Fair, Folsom Street Fair and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Find an event that appeals to you and schedule your family vacation stay with this crowdfunding campaign! Save 20. August for the HANA HOU Hawaii Festival in Zurich, Switzerland!

Noelle Delaquis of Aloha Spirit prepares for Lomilomi massage session.

Aloha Spirit in Meilen

Sugar Cane Culture Club is honored to partner with Meilen-based Kumu Hula Noëlle Delaquis and her hula halau Aloha Spirit. A beautiful human being with a generous heart like one from the Hawaiian Islands. Noëlle offers an introductory Hula Workshop as a reward on our 30-day crowdfunding campaign to bring Hawaii-based musicians to Zurich, Switzerland. The specialty of Aloha Spirit is kahiko hula, as performed in this video below:

A Hawaiian cultural center exists in Meilen, Switzerland. Here, one will find Diploma  Program for Lomilomi training, ‘auana and kahiko hula, and ‘ukulele days. The following is a partial list of Aloha Spirit’s dedicated activities:

Aloha Spirit's past events.

In addition to hula workshops, Aloha Spirit also is offering Lomilomi massage treatments on our crowdfunding campaign. By supporting our campaign, your financial contributions make the HANA HOU Hawaii Festival happen in Zurich, Switzerland. Are you ready to experience Hawaiian culture here in Switzerland?

Queen-sized bed in Family Suite in Haleiwa, Oahu

Haleiwa Family Suite for Green Living

Sugar Cane Culture Club offers a vacation stay at a working, organic farm located on the North Shore of Oahu, in Haleiwa. This vacation house offers a Romantic Suite and a Family Suite.

Lanai is Hawaiian for outdoor living space.

Lanai is Hawaiian for outdoor living space.

Free-range hens roam the property.

The Family Suite accommodates four (Adult loft bed; one twin, one full-sized in one room; queen sized bed in another room.) with private bathroom and private entrance. Other amenities include kitchen, WiFi, washer/dryer, secured parking, and is family/kid friendly. The owner has cats and other pets. This is a non-smoking property.

Fresh-laid eggs from happy hens.

Fresh-laid eggs from happy hens.

There are numerous activities to enjoy on Oahu. Some of the nearby interests includes the following by average driving time:

  • North Shore beaches & winter surf tournaments: 5-15 minutes
  • Grocery store: 5 minutes
  • Surf rentals: 5 minutes
  • Haleiwa town: 15-20 minutes
  • Sky diving at Mokuleia: 30 minutes
  • Restaurants: 15-30 minutes
Kahana Valley is a 40-minute drive away for hiking.

Kahana Valley is a 40-minute drive away for hiking.

Other activities are available during the year:

North Shore is the surfing capitol of the world and host a number of surfing events and contests, including Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing. For other surfing events, dates and locations, check the Aloha Surf Guide.

Haleiwa is also known for its art galleries and host the Haleiwa Arts Festival in July. The mission of the non-profit organization Haleiwa Arts Festival is to promote education and public awareness of arts and culture with an emphasis on participation for the betterment of the community.

The North Shore Chamber of Commerce offers a year-round events calendar of events, no matter what time or season you choose to visit. From cultural festivals to fireworks and farmer’s markets, swim series and triathlons, fishing tournaments and polo, it’s all right here.

Find an event that appeals to you and schedule your family vacation stay with this crowdfunding campaign! Save 20. August for the HANA HOU Hawaii Festival in Zurich, Switzerland!

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Kaneohe Vacation House

Sugar Cane Culture Club offers a waterfront property located on Kaneohe Bay, Oahu of Hawaiian Islands. There are only three of these reward vacation stays available for our 30-day crowdfunding campaign (starts 05. February 2016) to bring the HANA HOU Hawaii Festival to Switzerland.

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Fully equipped kitchen

The private waterfront house accommodates parties up to four for four night stays–this is a non-smoking space. This quiet location is a wonderful place to relax and recover for weary travelers, while also being child-friendly. There are two bedrooms (king-size bed in master bedroom, queen-size bed in guest room) and an open floor place for the fully-equipped kitchen, living room and dining room. Other amenities include washer/dryer, cable television, WLAN and secured garage for two automobiles. A 24-hour open grocery store is five minute drive away. The airport is 30 minutes away.

Private pier on Kaneohe Bay

Private pier on Kaneohe Bay

If you would like to arrange a longer stay, please contact us before pledging for a reward on our crowdfunding campaign site.

Some ongoing, year-round events happening on Oahu:

Royal Hawaiian Band performs at Iolani Palace (30 minute drive from property): Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, it is the only band in the United States with a royal legacy. With cultural roots dating back to the time of the Hawaiian monarchy, the mission of the Royal Hawaiian Band is to promote and foster music, both current and historic, to preserve the Hawaiian musical culture, inspire young musicians and ultimately enrich the lives of the people and visitors of Hawaii.

Alii Sundays-Honoring a Royal Hawaiian Member (30 minute drive away): Alii Sundays are among the many long and honored traditions of Kawaiahao Church, which began about 1914. In the 1970’s our people were embarking on a tidal wave of change. In the chaos of circumstance and sensing the urgency to unite Hawaii’s people and rekindle their strength and purpose in Ke Akua, the Reverend Dr. Abraham Akaka rejuvenated these services as part of the larger cultural awakening already taking place. He reminded us of the importance “to unite as the people of Hawaii and to recognize the leadership our Alii gave us as Christians.” We celebrate eight Alii Sundays which are held as part of a larger series of celebrations recognized by the Benevolent Royal Societies, Alii Trusts and the Hawaiian Civic Clubs of which always occurs on or just before the birthday of the Alii. We invite you to join us.The Societies and Hawaiian Civic Clubs proceed into the main sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. Representatives of selective groups pay tribute to the Alii being honored.

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Light filled open floor plan.

Hawaiian Quilting with Poakalani & Co. started in 1996 to share with the general public our Hawaiian quilting experience. They share not only the finished quilts but also the cultural and especially the teaching aspects of Hawaiian quilting at the Iolani Palace Old Archives Building every Saturday, 9:30-12pm. Their greatest desire is to inspire and encourage others to pick up their own needle and thread and begin their own tradition and cultural legacy. By doing this it is helping to fulfill their mission to preserve the “Art of Hawaiian Quilting”. Check out their website, which shares the work of other quilters so they can continue to inspire others to help preserve not only their own personal story and tradition but one of Hawaii’s most treasured Art.

Find an event on the City and County of Honolulu’s event calendar that appeals to you and schedule your family vacation stay with this crowdfunding campaign! Save 20. August for the HANA HOU Hawaii Festival in Zurich, Switzerland!

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Thoughtful retreats outdoors.

Kāneʻohe Bay, at 45 km², is the largest sheltered body of water in the main Hawaiian Islands, according to Wikipedia. This reef-dominated embayment constitutes a significant scenic and recreational feature along the northeast coast of the Island of Oahu. The largest population center on Kāneʻohe Bay is the town of Kaneohe. Geologically, Kaneohe Bay forms part of a former caldera of the Koolau volcano. In prehistory, most of the volcano catalysmically slid into the Pacific Ocean, leaving behind only the Range and the Bay. During the days of the Hawaiian chiefs, Kaneohe Bay was selected to build their sacred fishponds, and its historical vibe can be felt up to this day. Today, the bay is also a breeding ground for hammerhead sharks. Thousands of them are born here every year and spend their first few months in the shallow water. Marine scientists flock to the bay to study these oddly-shaped creatures. Eventually, the hammerhead sharks swim out to the deeper waters where they grow up to 13 feet in length.